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‘Don’t be Blue’ April Mocktail

Ingredients: -          ½ cup blueberries -          15-20 mint leaves -          2 tsp fresh lime juice -          1 slice of lime -          2/3 cup sparkling water -          ½ cup ice   Exchange: ½ fruit exchange   Directions: 1.       Gather all needed materials: 1 cup, and 1 shaker 2.       Muddle the blueberries in a cup, then pour into shaker. 3.       Muddle the mint leaves in a cup, then pour into shaker with the blu

How Alexandra Lost 36 lbs* and Became Happier and Healthier

By Alexandra Y.  I have always struggled with weight loss for as long as I could remember. Growing up, I was the funny fat friend who often made fun of herself just to cope with what was really going on inside my head. I lived 22 years of my life feeling extremely uncomfortable in my own skin every day.    No matter where I was, I felt as if I was being judged and this created severe anxiety for me. The heavier I was, the more anxiety I felt. I would often feel sick. This an
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Benefits of A Weight Loss Buddy

If you’re a Jenny Craig member, you already know that you’re never alone—your consultant is always by your side, ready to provide advice and encouragement every step of the way. But having someone who is actually taking the journey with you can help, too. Finding a diet buddy can help you achieve success a lot faster than trying to go at it on your own. If you are looking for a weight loss buddy, try to find someone you know who is going through a similar experience as you. Not only will this he
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How to Handle Friendly Peer Pressure with Food

When eating by yourself, you most likely feel more empowered to make—and stick—to your healthy choices. But in some situations, such as dinners at a restaurant to a cocktail mixer for work, you may have people who may peer pressure you into eating foods you know are not part of your planned menu.   Your friends, coworkers, family and new acquaintances may look at it like a one-time thing and not understand that you have a larger goal you are working toward. You may hear phrases like: “
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Diet vs Exercise

Diet and exercise are a pairing that go together like salt and pepper. So it's hard to determine whether diet or exercise is more impactful in the weight loss process. Both commitments are crucial for your overall health, but If you're looking to just slim down, you may want to put more emphasis on portion control.   Dr. Tim Church, a renowned expert in exercise and weight loss and member of the Jenny Craig Medical Advisory Board, notes "It's been known for some time that, calorie for

Healthy Waffle Topping Ideas

Is there anything better than toasty, golden-brown waffles? We don’t think so either. That’s why our chefs and nutritionists have created our very own Classic Waffles. At just 160 calories, these waffles are made with whole wheat flour and wheat bran, a comforting, warm canvas for sweet and savory toppings. Here are six delicious waffle topping ideas.   Berry good Is there anything better than waffles topped with fresh berries? Put together a ½ cup assortment of your favorite berries
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